After years of poking and prodding, I have finally produced rings (the kind you wear on your finger, not the kind you make chainmail with)!
A lot of you have probably heard me go on about metallurgy, but just a quick refresher - sterling silver is by definition, minimum 92.5% silver and 7.5% other things, traditionally copper. I use sterling because it is dramatically stronger than pure silver. Argentium is a recent and intriguing formulation of sterling silver that is typically 93.5% silver, with a remaining formulation that is a trade secret - germanium, copper, and maybe some other stuff. The difference is that argentium is FAR stronger than regular sterling in my testing, and has the added bonus of being extremely tarnish resistant. This material is what led me to discover that I could weave a ring that is comfortable and flexible, but will hold up to daily wear and tear in a way that regular sterling will not.
This one is a single strand of the Japanese Hana Gusari style, suitable for more delicate fingers. It is the one on the left in the comparison photo.
5-7 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
I am always happy to design and produce custom work to your specifications. Just hit the 'contact' button up top and let me know what you are looking for, and we can work it out together!
Most of my bracelets are displayed in the 7"-7½" range of size, and necklaces / pendant chains are standard sized at 18". However, I will custom size anything I make to fit your needs. Just leave me a note when you check out and I'll follow up with you if I have any questions.
Copper: The enameled copper that I work with is very tarnish resistant. Anything short of a very aggressive abrasive is unlikely to damage the surface.
Silver and Gold: Real silver and gold tarnish over time - even Argentium, despite what you may have heard. I work with traditional Sterling Silver, which can be cleaned with a silver dip cleaner that can be purchased at any retail location that sells jewelry. The same applies to 14kt, 18kt, and gold fill wire - I recommend a gold dip cleaner. For mixed metals, use a generic jewelry cleaner or the aforementioned silver dip cleaner. All of the stones I work with are safe in a dip cleaner, unless specifically mentioned otherwise in the item description.
Bracelets and necklaces are generally packaged in a traditional 8" x 2" x 1" kraft box, pendants and earrings are packaged in my own custom 2" x 2" printed boxes. If you have a special request, just contact me and I'll accommodate you if I can!
I am happy to offer wholesale pricing for retail sellers, just contact me and we can discuss details.
I take great pride in my work, and I hope that my customers enjoy it as well. If you ever damage or break a piece that I have made, contact me and I will repair it for you, all I ask is that you ship it to me or meet me at one of my frequent shows.